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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#9799 closed enhancement (invalid)

"/a" in jQuery.support causing 404's.

Reported by: [email protected] Owned by: [email protected]
Priority: low Milestone: 1.next
Component: support Version: 1.6.2
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:


If I understand correctly, jQuery.support checks for hrefNormalized (line 1174) to ensure what is placed in an a-tag's href attribute is also what is retrieved. I understand that IE may alter that to return a full URL rather than just the href attrib in itself.

It appears that somehow requests are made to this as we see 404s to "www.foo.com/a". If this "link" simply exists to check for hrefNormalized, would it make sense to add a 'rel="nofollow"' in the a-tag? I may not understand the situation entirely, but that seemed plausible to me.

Many thanks for a reply.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by ajpiano

Owner: set to [email protected]
Status: newpending

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comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by anonymous

Hi ajpiano,

I don't believe I can easily recreate as the dependency is a crawler or agent. For instance, we use Keynote monitoring for system availability, and a request to "/a" is something they actually have to exclude from their testing in order not to throw 404s. I'm sorry I am unable to provide more detail, but perhaps there are others in the community, who have run into this.

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by timmywil

Component: unfiledsupport
Milestone: None1.next
Priority: undecidedlow

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by trac-o-bot

Resolution: invalid
Status: pendingclosed

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